Falling for the Colors of Autumn: Photo Essay

Falling for the Colors of Autumn: Photo Essay

Moving to a tropical island? No thanks. To me, the tropics are good for a few days but if I enjoy the climate and the vibe for a little while, I soon long to leave.

Autumn Yellow Leaves

Indeed, I like the seasons, the way nature changes, offering different colours and smells. Every yearly cycle looks like a miracle happening again and again, a symbol of the life sprouting, blossoming, growing, fading and then dying.

Autumn Colors in Switzierland

Each season has its charm, and I like them all, although I’m a little partial to spring and autumn. After the winter, seeing the first blossoms gives me an immediate feeling of joy.

Autumn Yellow Larch

Fall arises a sense of melancholy as I look at the bright colors of autumn like a last explosion of warmth before the arrival of the cold and the snow.

Autumn in Switzierland

There’s no place like the mountains to savor the colors of autumn, hiking in the woods, walking on the dead leaves covering the path, enjoying the last rays of sunshine, shedding their awesome oblique light on the surrounding nature.

Autumn Red Leaf

I have wonderful memories of autumn in Courmayeur, overlooking the majestic Mont Blanc, in the Dolomites, in Switzerland.

Autumn in the Woods  Orange and Blue Autumn at the Lac Bleu  Autumn Colors in Switzierland

But albeit beautiful, I dream of seeing foliage in the United States, where the colors of autumn have an  intensity which I’m not sure exists in Europe.

Autumn in Arola

Old tree trunk Thistle

How do you like the colors of autumn? Which is your favorite season?


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  • Milena Yordanova
    Posted at 14:49h, 08 April Reply

    Beautiful photos! I love the colours of autumn and in fact, this is my favourite season. 🙂

    • Simon
      Posted at 10:06h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you, Milena. The colors of autumn are really special and like no other season.

  • Charlie
    Posted at 12:58h, 15 April Reply

    Amazing photos, really puts me in the mood for Autumn already!

  • Charlie
    Posted at 10:16h, 17 February Reply

    Amazing photos, I particularly love that one with the lake. Autumn is such a rich season for colour, and I love autumn foods as well 🙂

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 13:00h, 31 October Reply

    Got to see some amazing photographs simon, thanks for sharing. Loved the piece thoroughly as me, too, is especially fond of Autumn and Fall.

  • Jeff Titelius
    Posted at 00:47h, 24 October Reply

    Absolutely stunning pics my dear Simon!! More Autumn please … I miss it so much now that I live in Florida. We just don’t have Fall here!

  • tara
    Posted at 13:52h, 21 October Reply

    My garden is still green and I am desperate to get some good shots of autumn! There are some golden leaves on the top of the trees but you can’t see them except when you get in the loft. 🙁

  • Wanderlust Women
    Posted at 22:39h, 19 October Reply

    Gorgeous photos, especially the close-ups!

  • Traveling Ted
    Posted at 21:25h, 19 October Reply

    I like winter, summer, and fall equally. They each have their perks. I like fall best for backpacking though. No bugs, cool temps, and beautiful leaves make for great hiking.

  • Corinne
    Posted at 17:24h, 19 October Reply

    Gorgeous photos Simon! I love that mountain!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 09:32h, 19 October Reply

    I totally agree! Having moved to the tropics, I’m enjoying the sunshine, but I miss the seasons! Especially autumn, which is my favourite too! The colours, the crisp air… Aaaaahhh! These photo’s give me a little dose of what I crave so much! Thank you! 🙂

    • Simon Falvo
      Posted at 19:47h, 19 October Reply

      It’s good to read that you share my thoughts about the seasons. When I think at all the people talking of the tropics as the place where they dream to live, I feel sometimes as if it’s me having strange ideas and feelings.

      Cheers from autumnal Europe! 🙂

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